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  • Amazon pledges $6m for Covid relief
    Amazon Prime Video is committing more than US$6m to support the recovery of the European TV, film and theatre production community.
  • FAST mover
    Free ad-supported TV channels and social media are giving distributors new routes to market for library content, says Digital Media Rights' David Chu.
  • Touchstone gets first look at Bythewoods
    Disney Television Studios’ Touchstone Television has signed a first-look TV deal with married filmmakers Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Rock Bythewood.
  • MacFarlane, NBCU adapt WW2 novels
    Universal Studio Group's UCP is developing a limited series based on Herman Wouk's The Winds of War and War & Remembrance with Fuzzy Door's Seth MacFarlane and Erica Huggins.
  • Comedy Central duo head to HBO Max
    The second seasons of Comedy Central’s The Other Two and South Side will move from the ViacomCBS-owned cablenet to HBO Max when they launch next year.
  • CBC orders drama from Six Eleven, eOne
    Canadian pubcaster the CBC has greenlit an original drama series from Six Eleven Media and Entertainment One.
  • US media mogul Redstone dies aged 97
    US media titan and former ViacomCBS chairman Sumner Redstone died on Tuesday at the age of 97.
  • Amazon picks up Goes Wrong Show
    Amazon Prime Video is to launch all six episodes of Mischief's BBC1 comedy series The Goes Wrong Show in the US, Canada, New Zealand and Australia.
  • Yes TV orders Israeli historical epic
    Yes TV in Israel has commissioned two seasons of an epic historical family saga described as the country's largest TV production to date.
  • CBS TV Studios brings in police advisors
    CBS Television Studios has teamed with 21CP Solutions, a group specialising in police reform efforts in the US, to advise on its police and legal dramas.
  • Tony Ayres, ABC develop bushfire drama
    Australian pubcaster the ABC is funding the development of a six-part drama inspired by those who fought and survived the bushfires that devastated parts of the country last summer.
  • Peacock adapts McManus novel
    Peacock, the fledgling SVoD service from US media giant Comcast, has given a series order to a mystery drama based on a young-adult novel by Karen M McManus.
  • Foxtel shakes up management
    Foxtel CEO Patrick Delany has revamped the management of the Australian pay TV platform in an attempt to make the business more integrated, leaner and more efficient.
  • Banijay makes Houlind Nordic chief
    European production giant Banijay has appointed Jacob Houlind to lead its newly enlarged business in the Nordics, with Endemol Shine exec Karin Stjärne departing.
  • Fuji TV meets CJ ENM’s Familiar Wife
    Japanese broadcaster Fuji TV is working on a local version of South Korean drama Familiar Wife after acquiring adaptation rights from CJ ENM.
  • Sky, HBO to deliver Sister's Baby
    European satcaster Sky and US premium cablenet HBO are partnering on another drama coproduction, this time a darkly comic tale from Lucy Gamer and debut screenwriter Siân Robins-Grace.
  • Warner Bros consolidates TV studios
    Warner Bros Television Group is consolidating its scripted television production operations as part of the ongoing restructuring at parent company WarnerMedia.
  • StarzPlay added to Claro in Brazil
    Lionsgate-owned streamer StarzPlay is expanding its presence in Brazil via a carriage deal with local content-distribution platform Claro.
  • Hulu picks up Paulson thriller movie
    Disney-owned streamer Hulu has acquired US rights to a forthcoming thriller film starring Sarah Paulson from US studio Lionsgate.
  • A+E launches Lifetime AVoD in NZ
    A+E Networks International has partnered with Kiwi broadcaster TVNZ to launch its Lifetime-branded AVoD service in New Zealand.

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